In the second of our 3-part series, we hear from people who confirm they feel the need to hide their depression, many waiting dangerously long to get needed help.
“It (stigma) perpetuates depression. If you can’t talk about it you can’t get out of it or see that there are shared experiences.”
“Unfortunately, it took me getting to a place of desperation before I was able to move past the stigma (and ask for help.)”
“I don’t want people to not be able to reveal what’s really going on until they want to kill themselves.”